By Dr. Hemlata Joshi   |   JNV University, Jodhpur
Learners enrolled: 1107
This branch of psychology concerns itself with the biological basis of behaviour. The nervous system and the endocrine systems determine all behaviour, including the cognitive and the affective aspects. Through the present course the student will get a fair idea of the emergence, nature, scope and methods of biopsychology, along with a good knowledge of the nervous and endocrine systems. The course holds importance for a fundamental understanding of the subject, as well as for the purpose of treatment and rehabilitation in case of brain injuries and other neuropsychological problems
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 15 weeks
Category :
  • Teacher Education
Credit Points : 6
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 04 Jul 2022
End Date : 31 Oct 2022
Enrollment Ends : 15 Sep 2022
Exam Date :

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 To explore the biological basis of experience and behaviour.

 To develop an understanding of the influence of behaviour, cognition, and the environment on

bodily system.

 To develop an appreciation of the neurobiological basis of psychological function and dysfunction.

Unit 1: Introduction to biopsychology: Nature and scope; Methods and ethics in biopsychology;

Divisions of biopsychology.

Unit 2: The Functioning brain: Structure and functions of neurons; Neural conduction and synaptic


Unit 3: Organization of Nervous system: CNS & PNS: Structure and functions. Functional abnormalities

of neurotransmitters: dopamine and serotonin hypothesis. Neuroplasticity of Brain (neural degeneration,

neural regeneration, and neural reorganization).

Unit 4: Neuroendocrine system: Structure, functions and abnormalities of major glands: Thyroid,

Adrenal, Gonads, Pituitary, Pancreas and Pineal

Books and references

Pinel, J. P. J. (2011). Biopsychology, 8th Edition. Pearson Education, New Delhi.

Carlson, N. R. (2009) Foundations of Physiological Psychology, 6th Edition. Pearson Education, New


Breedlove, S. M., Rosenzweig, M. R., & Watson, N. V. (2007) Biological Psychology: An introduction to

behavioral, cognitive, and clinical neuroscience, 5th Edition. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland,


Instructor bio

Dr. Hemlata Joshi

JNV University, Jodhpur
Dr. Hemlata Joshi MA, UGC- NET, RPSC-SLET, Ph. D. H.No.4, Sitaram Nagar, Behind Latiyal Vatika, Pal Road, Jodhpur, RAJ. Contact: +91 9460589900 Email: drjoshijnvu9@gmail.com To nurture and inspire young minds to equip themselves with the right knowledge and skills so as to become the troch-bearers of a psychologically – enlightened community and thereby pave the way for mental health and well-being for all. Career Sketch  Assistant Professor: Department of Psychology, Jai Narain Vyas university, Jodhpur, from Feb. 2013 till date.  Teaching Experience: UG & PG - 9 years Scholastics  Ph. D. Awarded on “A Comparative Study of Mental Health Potentialities, Emotional Intelligence and Coping Styles of Different Age groups.” in Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur, on 27th December, 2006.  Qualified UGC NET in June 2012.  Qualified RPSC SLET in 2012.  M.A. in Psychology from Jai Narain Vyas University in 2004, Gold Medalist.  B.A. (English Literature, History, Psychology) from Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur in 2002.  Senior Secondary (Science-Biology with Computer Science) from Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi in 1999 with 65% (School : Rajmata Krishna Kumari Girls’ Public School)  Secondary from Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi in 1999 with 74%. Publications  COVID-19 Rapidly Revamps Consumer Behaviour: An Online Survey, published in volume 16, No.2, July-December 2021, Journal of Psychosocial Research, a Peer-reviewed Journal, indexed in American Psychological Association (APA), ISSN 0973-5410 e- ISSN 0976-3937 Rekha and Hemlata Joshi  Covid 19 Pandemic as a Means to Strengthening Positive Attitude Towards Yoga: A Survey, published in Journal Of Well-Being, Volume 16/ Number 2/ July 2021, a Refereed Biannual Journal, ISSN 0974-8717, Neelam Kalla, Dr. Hemlata Joshi.  Attitude Towards Yoga As A Healthcare Practise Amid The COVID 19 Pandemic: A Survey, published in Shodh Sanchar Bulletin, a UGC Approved Care Listed Journal , Volume 11/Issue 41/ January-March, 2021, ISSN 2229-3620, Dr. Hemlata Joshi, Dr. Neelam Kalla.  Consumer Behaviour and Covid Nexus: An online Survey of Economic Impact on Households, published in volume 8, issue 29, January to March 2021, of Shodh Sarita, a UGC care listed journal 2348-297, Hemlata Joshi Rekha  Emotional Fitness Training For Sustainable Development, published in Journal of Well Being, Volume 14/Number 2/ July 2020, a Refereed Journal, ISSN 0974-8717, Hemlata Joshi, P.S.Chouhan  Work life blending during covid-19: Challenges and Remedies for organisations during tough times, published in volume 9, issue 4, December 2020 in the International Journal Education and Psychological Research, ISSN: 2349-0853, e-ISSN:2279-0179  Impact of Life Skills among Adolescents: A Review, published in International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews, a UGC approved Journal (No. 43602), Vol.6, Issue 2, April-June,2019. Impact Factor 5.75. ISSN 2349-5138  Psychological Well-Being and Social Relationships: A Systematic Review, published in International Education and Research Journal, a Peer Reviewed & Refereed Journal. Vol.5, Issue 7, July 2019. Impact Factor 4.064  A Comparative Study Between Coping Styles of Adolescents and Adults, published in International Journal of Scientific Research, UGC approved (No. 49217) Peer Reviewed, Refereed & Indexed International Journal.Vol.-7, Issue-7, July-2018. Impact Factor 4.758 ISSN No. 2277-8179, INDEX COPERNICUS IC VALUE 93.98.  The Use of Information Technology in Counselling: A Review, published in International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews, a UGC approved (No. 43602), Vol.6, Issue 2, April-June,2019. Impact Factor 5.75. ISSN 2349-5138 A Comparative Study of Emotional Intelligence of Different Age Groups, published in International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews, Peer Reviewed & Referred Multidisciplinary International Journal, Vol.5, Issue 2, April-June,2018. Impact Factor 3.215, Cosmos Impact Factor 4.236. ISSN 2349-5138  Teen Suicides in India: Exploring the Psychological, Social and Academic Factors, published in International Journal of Social Sciences Review, UGC approved (No.41948), Vol.7, Issue 5 – I, May, 2019.ISSN – 2347-3797  A Comparative study of Mental Health Potentialities Between Different Age groups, published in Journal Well Being, Volume 7/Number 1/January 2013, ISSN 0974-8717

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